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Citing “Significant Corruption,” U.S. Bars Ex-Guatemalan President Giammattei from Entering Country

HeadlineJan 18, 2024

The U.S. State Department has barred former Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei from entering the country over his involvement in “significant corruption.” The decision was announced just days after Giammattei left office. Early on Monday, Guatemala’s new president, Bernardo Arévalo, was sworn in despite monthslong efforts by Guatemala’s attorney general, lawmakers and the elite ruling class to prevent his presidency. Arévalo was elected in August after running on an anti-corruption platform.

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